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Grandmother, children escape san Carlos house fire

Posted at 7:10 AM, Oct 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-10-27 10:10:58-04

SAN CARLOS, Calif. (KGTV) -- A grandmother and several children were forced to run out of a San Carlos home that burst into flames Saturday night.

The fire broke out on Park Ridge Boulevard in San Carlos around 10 p.m. Saturday.

Fire crews were able to stop the flames from spreading to a nearby canyon.

Neighbors say they heard what sounded like explosions before they ran out and saw the home on fire.

A woman was home watching her grandchildren when the house caught fire. All those inside were able to make it out safely.

San Diego Fire-Rescue says it was initially challenging to battle the flames because the closest hydrants are located hundreds of feet away.

“I went across the street and pounded on the door and the window to make sure that nobody was in there. Don’t think they were. There was just a lot of explosions and tires I guess blowing up. It was just In full flames when it happened,” one neighbor said.

At this time, it’s unclear what caused the fire.